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The Orthodox Church would like to see an amendment to the “Arab and Islamic Nations” in Article 1 to be amended to the “Arab nation and Islamic world”. In addition to that, the words “the Christians and Jews” in the second article should be changed to “non- Muslims”.  Bishop Paul did not state what...
During the second seminar in a series of seminars called, “Participate in Amending your Constitution,” organized by the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center in the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbassīya, Dr. Muná Zulfaqār, Vice-Chairman of the Constituent Assembly stated that she is guilty of the proposal...
In accordance with article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution of 1923, Islam is the religion of the State and Arabic is its official language. The principles of Islamic Sharia are the main source of legislation. For nearly a century, the drafters of the Egyptian constitution persisted in giving the...
In a statement, the Holy Synod said that the coming Constitution should underline the civil nature of the state and citizenship rights among all citizens and that Article 2 in the Constitution should guarantee the rights of Copts to refer to their Christian law on all matters related to their...
After the different denominations Christian communities managed to draft a personal status law for non-Muslim Egyptians, this law is threatened not to be brought to fruition by the Parliament, to contradict articles of the Egyptian Constitution which guarantee the principle of freedom of belief and...
Recently published by the Egyptian General Book Authority, “The Constitution and the Freedom of Religion .. a sharia principle, a law provision, or a social heritage?” by Dr. Mo`taz Muhammad Abu Zaid.
In March 2007, a referendum changed several articles of the Egyptian Constitution.
This meeting took place in the headquarters of the Freedom and Justice Party opposite the Ministry of Interior on December 11, 2012, only days before the referendum on December 15.  This report has been approved by the SGP delegation and Dr. Walīd al-Haddād in a second meeting of Diana Serôdio with...
This meeting took place in one of the buildings belonging to the Presidential palace on December 10, 2012, only days before the referendum on December 15. Part of the area around the presidential palace was closed by the military and only could get in after Cornelis Hulsman had told an officer that...

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